Tuesday, 21 January 2014

MADE BY JEAN, AND A GIVEAWAY.....

Cold and wet and miserable here tonight - just the weather for a spot of crafting, or a spot of blogging!  I have a few items that I have made to show you tonight - the first ones feature some of our dies within, as well as stamping of course..

Firstly two cards inspired really by one of our new team members Joanna.  I love the way she uses nesting dies sometimes (I think) to create some of her cards.  So in the two below I have used a set of gothic arch dies to create the card format.  To get this result or similar you will need nesting dies that have straight edges as well as curved - so that you can cut a folded card shape from them.  In the background I have used a Distress Ink technique - rubbing the ink pads onto a craft sheet, then spraying gently with water before picking up the random colour effect onto card.  If you try this with our super smooth stamping card (love this stuff in white or cream!) you get a particularly nice effect.  As the card is starting to dry I tend to add a little more water spray for an even more mottled effect.  The dry surface then provides an excellent surface to stamp onto.  If you haven't tried this card yet do give it a go - it is fantastic!



Stamps featuring in the card above are CI-209 'Winter Trees', and CI-287 'Birds on a Wire'.



And in this second style stamps CI-397 'Call of the Sea' and CI-272 'Seaside Treasures'.
The die I used in both samples is the Elegant Swirl.

I have a few assorted samples now...  A hanging shadow box created from our swirls and frames die cut sheet and the Delicate Dragonfly die..


Then a couple of decorated tags...





Both of the tags feature our 'In a Gilded Cage' die, and the first one also sports our 'Lacewing Butterfly' die.

To finish off tonight I have a card where I sprayed over the Magic Roundabout mask onto old dictionary paper, and then cut a heart shape from the paper..



With Valentines Day in mind perhaps?  I added the metal decorative elements Corner Charms and a Frame Charm - both nice and lightweight and very useful.

And finally I have an experimental project made just for fun, and where I used a square of wood as my base, then painted and sprayed and stamped and stencilled..



Maybe you might like to have this actual piece I made sent to you, along with the items I used to make it???  That would be a pack of the Corner Charms as mentioned above, plus the Alice Palace Bunnies stamp, the Fine Flowers Panel mask, and the Oriental Fans stamp!  If this appeals to you and you follow this blog please leave a comment at the end of this post, and in a few days time we will randomly choose a winning comment owner to receive this little bundle.

Thanks for reading this post,

Back soon,

Jean x

51 comments:

Netty said...

Am NOT commenting to win anything Jean.

Am here just to say I love the new hangings and tags with the great backgrounds. Have a great week, hugs Annette x

willow said...

Beautiful as always love the colours.

Valerie Nolan said...

Love these pieces, beautiful colours and stamps.
Val x

Cazzy said...

Oh wow, yes it appeals to me! Would love to win the gorgeous piece and everything to make it. All the projects are lovely.

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow you have certainly been busy crafting all these inspirational projects.

Julie x

Jane said...

Gosh so many gorgeous creative projects you have made and yes I would love to be in the hat for your generous giveaway. Thanks so much x

Kate said...

Loving all the details on your stamps but that oriental fan stamp really appeals to me! Lovely collection of pieces!

Julia said...

Great projects Jean. I love that dragonfly die and the giveaway is very generous. Good luck to everyone for the draw and thank you for the inspiration.

ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, ooh, can't ever have enough bunnies. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the Alice Palace bunny. The arch frame cards are lovely. Like how the different stamp combinations give such a varied look. Great post

carol edwards said...

Hello Jean these are all beautiful, especially the tags and shadow box. Would love the chance to win anything, thank you

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning projects Jean! All so springlike! Thanks for the opportunity to win the bundle too!

Glennis said...

The arch cards are stunning - what a great idea! I love all your other samples as well. Thanks for the chance to win

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful projects, Jean!

Florence said...

Great to see some of your work Jean. Lovely makes.

May said...

Gorgeous projects Jean, the designs are Beautiful...Thank you for the chance to win your piece of artwork.... Hugs May x x x

Teresa Abajo said...

Gorgeous work Jean!

Milla said...

Beautiful projects!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tags Jean, lots of inspiration here! Valerie

Sid said...

Great use of your fab dies !! Lovely artwork as always !

Elaine said...

Great projects, I especially love the gothic arches, always a favourite shape with me. Super work. I love bunnies too! Elaine x

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous artwork - I've just added the dragonfly die to my shopping list. And I'd love to go into the hat for your giveaway. I follow by Bloglovin

Jane

McStamper said...

Your art is beautiful. Thank you for the give away.

rachel said...

gorgeous makes Jean - I love the stamps and dies you used on all pieces - that heart is a favourite - so simple and so effective - please add my name to the list to win the giveaway bundle and thanks so much for the chance - you're very kind! Hugs Rachel x

Amy Russell said...

Very inspirational projects & I particularly like your experiment on the wooden block, very pretty colours & I love that bunny!
Amy x

Craftyfield said...

You've been busy... Lovely projects all of them! Would also like to say that the super smooth card is awesome for stamping, it has to be SEEN. Jean, maybe a video showing a comparison with standard smooth card?
And of course I would love to win goodies...

Gio said...

You can sparkle and brighten the most dreadful night with your samples and colours, Jean!
I love especially the arches.
Carry on with your experiments, please!:-)

Sylv said...

Fablous projects ad always, love the arches especially the seaside one. Great give away too.

Sylv xx

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

All projects are so beautiful! Love the colours and the stamps.

Renate

jenbar said...

Lovely work. I really like the heart and butterfly charm too.

Pat said...

What lovely samples Jean. I am always in awe of your work. I just wish I lived nearer to the venues and shows you demonstrate at. Maybe one day I will be able to manage it. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely project.
Pat xx

Irena said...

Fabulous, you've given me inspiration for nautical themed items that my daughter has requested for her new house.
Thank you

Em said...


Collage is very difficult for me so I appreciate how beautifully you've done it.

Anne said...

Wow! All your artwork is gorgeous and so varied! Thank you for all the inspiration and the chance to win some of your superb art!

nefertiti said...

All projects are great and wonderful!!!!!!!!bisous

Janet Wilson said...

Lovely samples, & would love the chance to win

Gayle said...

Such inspiration! The arch nesting dies had never really appealed to me - until now, and they're a must-have!
I'd never thought of a add-on tag, but I love it (and such a great way for the use of charms/trinkets w/o overwhelming the tag itself!). Adore the project and you're so wonderful to offer people the chance to win not only the project but the things you used - I hope the winner is able to post their art as well!

Coco said...

Oh Jean, this is such a delight to see all these different makes from you!... I really love ALL. Hugs, Coco xx

Claire said...

Beautiful samples - love the wonderfully colourful Alice Palace bunnies project!! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies! Claire x

Sylwia-eR said...

Amazing projects and beautiful inspirations : )

Julie Osborne said...

beautiful projects jean love the seaside one

Joanna said...

Beautiful projects.
Yes, I use nesting dies, Sizzix rounded tags.
Beautiful stamping.

lucretia said...

Would love to win these gorgeous items. Thanks for the chance to win.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Jean
I know I am exempt but what a gorgeous Giveaway, a piece of your own art, that is so special.
Fabulous array of artwork on display and so varied.
I love that idea of the arches, a pity I don't own a die-cutting machine.
A wonderful post.
Wishes
Lynne

barbara macaskill said...

What beautiful pieces by the artists!!! I really love your experimental piece!! The rabbit is delightful and the colors are divine!!! The metal corner pieces finish it off nicely!
There are so many greta elements to this piece!! It is like having a few different pieces cut apart and put together in an eye-catching and pleasing way!!! I would be honored to hang this on my craft room wall to inspire me to create more beautiful projects!!! Thank you for the chance to own this delightful piece!!

Janet Gray said...

LOVE all of these cards, can't wait to try them. Thanks!

Pat said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours you have used, and the Alice Palace Bunnies stamp is so sweet. It is beautifully finished with the metal corners. I have the winter trees and seahorses and shells which I love, and thank you for the chance to win some to add to my collection.

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Julie Ann Lee said...

I have only been craft blogging since April and I have found my way to your very pretty blog through the work of the very talented Lynne Moncrief. I was so impressed by a card she made using the Flappers plate that I checked you out. Your stamps are beautiful too! Julie Ann xx

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful work Jean, must be such a buzz to craft with ingredients that you have personally designed. Love the range of dies. Thanku so much for chance to win. Nicola x

materialgirl said...

Love the panel, Jean. Very springlike. Thanks for the chance to win.

lucretia said...

This comment is not for me but for a crafting friend called Robyn, so, if you select this, I'll give you her name and address. She's had a bit of a tough time lately, so it would be nice if she won this. Thanks.